Kronos Workforce Ready Software


 

Workforce Ready by Kronos is a human resources (HR) platform that combines workforce management with human capital management (HCM) capabilities and is suitable for businesses of all sizes. 

Kronos Workforce Ready is a single cloud-based solution that incorporates recruiting, onboarding, performance management, compensation planning, time and attendance, scheduling, absence management, payroll and more.

Workforce Ready features a single employee record shared across all its applications. All employee data is maintained in a single database, with a single user interface to pull reports and launch workflows across the organization. Data is updated in real time, so managers can make decisions based on the latest, most accurate information. A mobile application is also available.

 

Kronos Workforce Ready - Time management dashboard
 
  • Kronos Workforce Ready - Time management dashboard
    Time management dashboard
  • Kronos Workforce Ready - Time off balances
    Time off balances
  • Kronos Workforce Ready - HR dashboard
    HR dashboard
  • Kronos Workforce Ready - Summary by employee report
    Summary by employee report
  • Kronos Workforce Ready - Time off balances
    Time off balances
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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Kirstin from Amex
Specialty: Telecommunications
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Works great in a call center of 2000 people

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Value for Money

The payroll process still goes much smoother and faster with kronos.

Pros

No longer have to fill out and turn in paper time sheets. Its very easy to use for all level employees.

Cons

At the end of every week it takes about 6 hours to punch in and key all missed punches from employees

 
 

abby from Rehab Resources
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Good for busy office with remote staff

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

We appreciate the web based option for Kronos to allow our remote workforce to access timecards, time off requests, and pay stubs from their locations.

Cons

The password authentication is difficult for some staff to remember. If they haven't logged in recently having to remember passwords is a challenge for those who don't often use technology.

  Response: Abby, Kronos

Date: September 2017

September 2017

 

Hello Abby

Thank you for your review of Workforce Ready! It is great to know that your remote employees can access their information easily from any device and that you are finding this functionality useful. And thank you for your feedback on passwords, I can see how this can get a little tricky if you don’t access the application frequently.

Sincerely,
Amy Fafard

 
 

Carla from Mid-Coast Electric Supply, Inc.
Specialty: Distribution
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Great Software with wonderful Customer Service

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Overall great product. It is user friendly and they have a great support team. The only thing I wish they offered was additional onsite training past the initial setup.

Pros

If any issues arise, they have a wonderful Customer Service team to help. They are knowledgeable and are quick to respond.

Cons

After the initial setup and training, any additional training is offered only online. I took over the HR position about 6 months after implementation so I had to figure a lot on my own since the previous HR person was not available to train.

  Response: Amy, Kronos

Date: September 2017

September 2017

 

Hi Carla,

Thank you for your review! We appreciate that you find the product easy to use and are very grateful for your kind words about our Support team. Regarding training, please reach out to me at amy.fafard@kronos.com – we offer some one-on-one online training options that might be a good fit for your needs (on-site training is also available through our partners), and we can discuss what works best for you.

Thanks,
Amy Fafard

 
 

Trina from Pacific Foods
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Creating reports can be difficult

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Value for Money

Pros

I like that reports are automatically saved and are easy to navigate to rerun. I also like the multiple download options to excel or pdf.

Cons

Creating reports and modifying existing setups can be difficult. It would be helpful to have better training or How to details within the system. Also, we have experienced issues with retro updates. If we make a change to a setup, ie change Holiday to count towards overtime, we would expect this change to only impact future payrolls however if we open a previously closed period to modify notes or correct a punch details then the new rule will override previous rules and the timesheet will recalculate. I would love to have a test environment.

 
 

Mayra from Village of Pinecrest
Specialty: Public Sector
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Experience with WFR

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N/A
Pros

The feature I appreciate the most is the ability to request time-off via the timeclock which has streamlined the process for us in addition to eliminating unnecessary paperwork.

Cons

Reporting capabilities I find very cumbersome. The timesheet view is also very busy and I actually miss timekeeper central in that respect.

  Response: Amy, Kronos

Date: September 2017

September 2017

 

Hi Mayra,

It is great to hear that you were able to streamline processes and make work a little easier with Workforce Ready! If you would like some assistance with reporting, please reach out to me at amy.fafard@kronos.com and we will do what we can to help.

Thanks for the review,
Amy Fafard

 
 

Tracy from Moore & Van Allen
Specialty: Legal
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Kronos Workforce Ready

Ease-of-use

Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Value for Money

Pros

There are a lot of options to configure pay policies and accrual rules. The Mobile App is user friendly. Customization of different window views is helpful and makes looking at real time data easier.

Cons

Lack of customization for timecard view and what data elements appear for employees vs. managers. Reading accruals is very challenging for the employee. It is hard for them to understand how much PTO time they have available.

 
 

Melissa from NuScale Power
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Kronos Workforce Review

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Functionality

Product Quality

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N/A
Pros

I like all the options you have with workforce ready. I have used a different platform of Kronos and it wasn't as user friendly. I like the reporting capability as well.

Cons

I wish the training material was more updated. I find it a bit hard to find exactly what I am looking for. I also wish we were notified when updates happened and what exactly it effected.

  Response: Amy, Kronos

Date: September 2017

September 2017

 

Hello Melissa,

Thank you for your review of Workforce Ready and I am glad to hear that you are finding the reports and the software easy to use! Regarding training and release notes, please reach out to me at amy.fafard@kronos.com so I can make sure that you are on our mailing list and receiving invitations to our quarterly release webinars and Best Practices training webinars. Those should cover a lot of the topics that you would like to know more about!

Thanks,
Amy Fafard

 
 

mary from martignetti companies
Specialty: Distribution
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Easy when basic

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I would recommend that system building and training not be done as one process. But as 2 separate processing.

Pros

I like the basic time tracking the timesheet is easy to read
I like the basic attendance tracking on the personnel panel

Cons

nothing we have is basic
After the fact we know we needed more help setting are system so that all our different time & attendance setups would work better together

  Response: Amy, Kronos

Date: September 2017

September 2017

 

Hi Mary

Thanks for taking the time to review Workforce Ready. It is nice to know that you are finding time tracking and attendance easy to use. If you need any additional help with your setup, please reach out to me at amy.fafard@kronos.com and we can look into that!

Thank you,
Amy Fafard

 
 

Kassi from Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Ready Review

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Pros

I like the mass edit options and the batch uploads. The Ready system is user friendly and easy to work with.

Cons

Customer support is not easy to come by. Once I put in a case, it usually takes days before I get a reply.

  Response: Amy, Kronos

Date: September 2017

September 2017

 

Hello Kassi,

We are pleased to hear that Workforce Ready is easy to work with and that you are finding the edit options and batch uploads helpful. I am however sorry to hear that you are experiencing a delayed response with support. Please feel free to contact me: amy.fafard@kronos.com if you have any outstanding tickets that I can assist with.

Thanks for the review,
Amy Fafard

 
 

Julia from Marden's Inc
Specialty: Retail
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Overall positive but lacking in the performance review function.

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Pros

the fact that it's paperless and i can access it anywhere with a decent wifi connection. Also, it combines many portions of HR that before we'd had to maintain in separate spreadsheets.

Cons

still can't use the performance review function - notes from all three reviewers are visible and that doesn't work for our company.
Need something to limit the employee documents or filter them on the employee's profile

  Response: Amy, Kronos

Date: September 2017

September 2017

 

Hi Julia,

Thank you for your review – it’s great to hear that you’ve found Workforce Ready helpful for your organization. Regarding performance reviews, please reach out to me at amy.fafard@kronos.com so we can look into this and see how we can help!

Thank you,
Amy Fafard

 
 

Joe from Powell
Specialty: Distribution
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Complicated but works

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Functionality

Product Quality

Customer Support

Get a larger customer support team. Immediate help should be given for technical issues. Not days later.

Pros

The customization options for your individual company are vast. You can build the software to suit your needs if you can figure out how the complicated menus work.

Cons

Customer support is NOT immediate and requires a call back at a later date at their convenience. Certain issues require immediate attention and to be told you will receive a cal back the next day can make the difference of employees being paid on time or not. IMMEDIATE RESPONSE NEEDED

 
 

Katie from Pocahontas Memorial Hospital
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Excellent Product overall

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Functionality

Product Quality

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Value for Money

Overall great product, went from a manual system to this was life changing!

Pros

reporting capability, ease of build, Global Support, Kronos Community, flexibility within modules, quick resolution on cases

Cons

some limitations re: FTE reporting, most all my questions for product capability have been available--those that aren't are considered for future implementation

  Response: Amy, Kronos

Date: September 2017

September 2017

 

Hello Katie,

Thanks for the excellent review of Workforce Ready – we love hearing this kind of feedback from our customers. It sounds as though you are making excellent use of the product and the Kronos Community, and we hope that you continue providing suggestions to help us improve Workforce Ready!

Thanks again for your support,
Amy

 
 

Kelli from River's Edge Hospital and Clinic
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

A well rounded product that is always improving

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Value for Money

Pros

The software offers many modules that cover all areas of payroll and human resources. It also is easy to train staff how to use it.

Cons

Some reports and set up areas can be difficult to navigate. It can also be difficult to find information or training on how to set up certain things.

  Response: Amy, Kronos

Date: September 2017

September 2017

 

Hi Kelli,

Thank you so much for providing your feedback! It is great to hear that Workforce Ready is helping you with payroll and human resources efforts. Please feel free to reach out to me at amy.fafard@kronos.com if you would like assistance with training – we have a number of webinars and other resources that you might find useful!

Thanks,
Amy Fafard

 
 

Kristine from Metropolitan Public Defender
Specialty: Legal
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Best HRIS software for a small HR Dept

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Value for Money

Pros

Everything I need is in one software: recruiting, onboarding, benefits, payroll, performance reviews and offboarding. The employee and manager self-service components are the main reason we switched software and there are no regrets after two years of using Workforce Ready.

Cons

If you are a small HR department, the set-up time might be longer than expected because you have to balance implementation with getting your regular job done.

  Response: Amy, Kronos

Date: September 2017

September 2017

 

Hello Kristine,

Thanks for the great review! We are thrilled to hear that Workforce Ready is working so well for you and wish you continued success with your business!

Thanks again,
Amy Fafard

 
 

Teresa from Morton General Hospital
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Kronos Workforce Ready is the best timekeeping system I have ever used

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Not only is the payroll system a well oiled machine, the HR module turned out to be better than we could have hoped for or expect. So much of the manual tasks that either Payroll or HR would perform are now automated. Kronos has really been a blessing and the price for a product of this quality is incomparable to other products on the market (which were thoroughly researched before deciding on Kronos).

Pros

My duties have come down to literally pushing a few buttons to generate a bi-weekly payroll for 200 hospital workers. The reporting functions are endless, in addition to the already prepared reports within the system, it is extremely easy to build your own and have the exact information you want to see on a report. I am able to do the quarterly reports in about 10 minutes (including submission to the various entities). The customer support is phenomenal. If you've ever had tech support that the rep didn't really understand the problem or their job and tried to correct your system only to find it become even worse, you will really appreciate Kronos support. I have yet to be let down, they are very personable, intelligent and an expert in the field to which your question is based. I really can't say enough wonderful things about Kronos functionality and support.

  Response: Amy, Kronos

Date: September 2017

September 2017

 

Hi Teresa,

We want to thank you for your thoughtful review highlighting the product and our Support team! It’s so great to hear that Workforce Ready has made your day-to-day duties much easier and less time and labor intensive.

Thank you for being our customer,
Amy Fafard

 
 

Nicole from Mid-America Overseas, Inc.
Specialty: Transportation
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Workforce Ready Review

Ease-of-use

Functionality

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N/A

Overall a great system

Pros

Kronos is a solid powerful system. All applications in one including recruitment, payroll, performance reviews, time management.
Single employee record sharing across applications.

Cons

Difficult learning the system and finding help. It would be nice to help (definition) on the specific field instead of trying to find it.
Performance reviews and workflows are difficult to use

  Response: Amy, Kronos

Date: September 2017

September 2017

 

Hi Nicole,

Thank you for your review! We are pleased to hear that you find Workforce Ready a great system! Regarding performance reviews and workflows, please reach out to me at amy.fafard@kronos.com so that we can help with your questions.

Thank you once again – we appreciate your time and business,
Amy

 
 

Wendy from Ludlow Composites
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Timekeeping is easy - reporting is more difficult

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Pros

Employee record maintenance is quite simple as is timekeeping and timesheet management. Vacation tracking is also very simple to use.

Cons

Reporting is too complicated. Extracting data that Kronos is collecting should be more user friendly. I also wish that there were more HR functions available. For example, I formerly worked for a large corporation who used Luas & Clark. Not only did it keep time, but it allowed us to keep employee records (coaching/counselling etc.) besides just attendance in one place that was accessible to those who needed access.

  Response: Holly, Kronos

Date: September 2017

September 2017

 

Hi Wendy – I am happy to hear that you are benefiting from the ease of use of the system. I am sorry to hear that reporting is not as easy to use as our timesheets and accruals tracking. I wanted to let you know that we did a reporting webinar a few months ago that could help – please reach out to me at holly.bouffard@kronos.com and I would be glad to share the link with you. Also, we have a set of instructor-led classes on reporting that can help. In addition, I wanted to let you know that we do have the functionality available to store employee records within our HR module. If you would like to learn more about our HR features, please let me know, and I would be happy to share those details.
All the best,
Holly Bouffard
Community Manager, Workforce Ready

 
 

Heather from Ari Technologies
Specialty: Consulting
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Kronos WorkForce Ready

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Value for Money

Pros

Software is powerful and customizable. I like the timesheets, recruitment and hr piece of the software.

Cons

Some features could use improvements such as performance reviews and workflows. I also feel like your documentation could use some work. I tend not to find the documentation useful.

  Response: Amy, Kronos

Date: August 2017

August 2017

 

Hi Heather,

Thank you for your review of Workforce Ready - it’s great to hear that you are finding the HR features useful! I will make sure to pass along your suggestions regarding documentation to the Product team, this is very valuable feedback. In the meantime, the Kronos Community can also be an additional source for documentation.

Thanks
Amy Fafard

 
 

Marty from GROWMARK
Specialty: Agriculture
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Easy to use. Difficult to configure.

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Pros

We have to give users little instruction to use it. They have no problems. The administration is easy for the administrative users.

Cons

Some of the technical configuration is difficult. It is hard to achieve some of our requirements through the existing configuration. As a result, we have to built custom applications in our HR systems to accommodate this.

  Response: Amy, Kronos

Date: August 2017

August 2017

 

Hi Marty,

Thank you for your review, it is always great to hear that our users are finding the system intuitive! Please feel free to reach out to me directly if you would like to further discuss some of the issues you are having – I can be reached at amy.fafard@kronos.com. The Ideas section of the Kronos Community is also a great place to share suggestions for future functionality and improvements!

Thanks again,
Amy Fafard

 
 

Yu Fang from Karma Automotive.com
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Great for reporting purposes

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Functionality

Product Quality

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N/A
Pros

I really like the data that Kronos is able to pull. The analytics is what keeps me happy since I pull reports for HR uses.

Cons

Sick/Time off was a little confusing to use at first. But creating one, the learning curve was not bad.

  Response: Amy, Kronos

Date: August 2017

August 2017

 

Hi Yu,

It sounds like the HR analytics and reporting functionality is working well for you, thank you for sharing your review!

Amy Fafard

 
 
 
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Mary from Worksaver Inc.
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Easy to use and customer friendly

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I think my biggest benefit from Kronos was being able to track time and attendance. My previous system did not do that so it was a great benefit and time saver for the system to do this for me.

Pros

It was an easy to system to train employees on and easy for most people to understand how to use the system.

Cons

One of the main cons of Kronos is the reporting system. I think it was difficult to use. Unless I had the report set up by Kronos it was difficult to set up.

Source: Capterra
 

Dave from WM

June 2017

June 2017

Overall a good product, although could be more user friendly

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Pros

- Does mundane timekeeping very well.
- Able to review hours worked in multiple ways
- Integrates with other systems well.

Cons

- Not always user friendly - not always intuitive on how to use.
- Doesn't always work right in IE browser (works fine in Chrome)

Source: Capterra
 

Angela from St. Bernards

June 2017

June 2017

Kronos is easy to learn and use.

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Pros

Easy access to individual Kronos entries, edits and punches. The software allows customization to your company's needs.

Cons

The Java script settings changed with a recent upgrade. It was difficult getting all PCs updated as quickly as needed.

Source: Capterra
 

Cassandra from Miracle Ear
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2017

June 2017

I enjoyed using this product because it helped to keep accurate time

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I got the benefit of being able to use this software and not worry about it being accurate or working. I enjoyed using it very much.

Pros

I liked that this software kept accurate account of employees clocking in and out and attendance days.

Cons

There was not anything I did not like about the software. I do not recall any problems and was happy to be able to use it.

Source: Capterra
 

Christina from Volt
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Awesome Program!

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I like the way I can get just what I'm looking for and how easy it is to do. When I need to look up missed punches it wraps them together so I can fix. Also easy to link all timecards together so I can just go card by card down the whole list. when I'm in a hurry I can look up name and time card pops up quick. When I just looking for temp employees that all that comes up.

Pros

its so easy to use.

Cons

sometimes it log out and takes a minuet to come back up.

Advice to Others

Super easy and friendly to use

Source: Capterra
 

Fernando from Volt Workforce Solutions

January 2017

January 2017

Easy to Navigate

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This software is easy to use and very easy to navigate. User-friendly and easy to reach customer service when issues arise. The features are everything I need

Source: Capterra
 

Karen from PHYmed

December 2016

December 2016

Good app/easy to use/tracks time

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Use Kronos to punch in/out. Keeps track of hours, OT, & call. Can go back to previous weeks. Easy to use.

Pros

Easy to use...punch in/out quickly
Able to use offline

Cons

Sometimes can't connect

Source: Capterra
 

Jared from AIT
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Would Never Recommend

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As an IT person the hardware provided by Kronos is always having issues. I have seen this company do more things wrong than right especially from a Customer Service perspective. From 2013 to 2016 they sent out defective parts and expect some people to pay for their replacement services. I would literally go with anyone but Kronos from my personal experiences.

Pros

When it works it works.

Cons

Spending more time and money fixing issues than desired.

Source: Capterra
 

Andra from NPAIHB

October 2016

October 2016

Great Time Keeper!

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Kronos is easy to use and tracks all the information we need. A great tool for employees and supervisors.

Source: Capterra
 


April 2016

April 2016

It is helpful

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Have used a number of different technology platforms and find this one to be in line with many years others. You can really build on it once it's being utalized.

Pros

I like the number of users you can have under one group.

Cons

Takes a while to get used to, there are some tips and hints to use to help you along the way.

Source: GetApp
 


April 2016

April 2016

Good Timkeeping System

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We have used Kronos at NYC Transit for over 15 years to capture timkeeping data for annual (non-hourly) employees. We are in the process of an upgrade to the next version.

Pros

Instantly see clock swipes online

Cons

while newer version has more features, graphics take awhile to get used to

Source: GetApp